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Pan-Seared Barramundi with Clams & Shrimp

Creating delicious restaurant-style dishes is easier than you think, and my Pan-Seared Barramundi with Clams & Shrimp is guaranteed to bring raves from your family and friends!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 305kcal


  • 12 ounces barramundi fillets 2 fillets
  • sea salt seson to taste
  • black pepper season to taste
  • 16 clams little necks
  • 6 shrimp 21-25 count shell on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon shallots
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper more or less to taste
  • teaspoon Italian parsley finely chopped for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon red bell pepper finely chopped for garnish (optional)


  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic to the pan and saute for 30-60 seconds (don’t let it burn).
  • Add the clams, shrimp, and crushed red pepper to the pan and cover. Allow the seafood to cook until the clams have steamed open.
  • When the clams have fully opened (5-7 minutes) the shrimp will be cooked. Add a sprinkle of chopped parsley to the pan.
    **You can cover the clams and shrimp to keep them warm if the barramundi isn’t ready.
  • Rinse the barramundi fillets, pat dry with paper towels, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add a little oil to the hot pan and place the barramundi seasoned side down in the pan.
    Let the fish sear for about 2-3 minutes, then gently turn the filets over. Allow the fish to continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Using a spatula lift the fish out of the pan and place in a bowl or on a plate. Add the broth from the clams into the bowl with the barramundi.
    *I like using a bowl because the broth from the clams helps keep the fish moist and adds flavor and it presents really well.
  • Add the clams and shrimp to the bowl and garnish with chopped red pepper and parsley. Add a lemon slice on top of the fish and you have a picture perfect restaurant style seafood dish!
  • Serve and enjoy


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg